American Fine Wine Competition’s (AFWC’s) All Americas took place at FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in North Miami Beach, FL on January 15th, 2022.
Over 250 wines were evaluated and judged by five, four-member panels of industry professionals including educators, distributors, retailers, journalists, restauranteurs, and sommeliers.
Texas winery Silver Spur Winery was awarded Best of Show and Best of Class in the Other Red Single Varietal category for the 2019 Aglianico, Comanche County, Texas.
According to Shari Gherman, certified Somm and president of the AFWC, “Panels of independent judges who taste wine, as these people do, are able to arrive at non-biased conclusions that benefit the consumer and the entire industry.” She went on to cite the Texas winner as an example. “Silver Spur is a small winery in a state not known for top wines, but it won Best of Class for “other red single varietal” AND Best of Show Red. You can bet that it would not have won either but for blind tasting.” (Editor’s note: bold faced the comment about Texas)
Chief Judge and Judging Coordinator, Greg Miseyko, level 4 WSET, said “Once again, our judges’ talent and the integrity of our process has turned up another set of brilliant wines for the public to enjoy. People should order several of these winning wines directly from the wineries, including a few from the unexpected states. They will impress your friends.”
Silver Spur Winery also was awarded a Gold for the 2019 Tempranillo, Gatewood Estate, Comanche County, Texas.
No other Texas wineries were awarded medals and it is unknown if any other Texas wineries entered.
All the results can be found at https://www.americanfinewinecompetition.org